Monday, January 23, 2012

Lampre-ISD Training in San Vincenzo, New TT Bikes

Fourteen Lampre-ISD riders (Cunego, Scarponi, Bertagnolli, Ulissi, Stortoni, Niemiec, Bono, Possoni, Pietropolli, Marzano, Buts, Mori, Spezialetti and Righi) that have been training in San Vincenzo (Livorno), staying at the Residence Riva degli Etruschi, concluded a seven day training camp yesterday.

The training was split into two groups: one group, which includes Scarponi and Ulissi train with long rides (up to 175 km/6 hours); the second group, with Cunego, focus on intensity. Both groups have also been working on strengthening their climbing.

In addition, everyone worked on their position on the new Wilier "Twin Foil" TT bikes that the team will use this year:

Closeups of the Twin Foil design, the name comes from twin fork blades (more photos here):

Michele Scarponi is focusing his training on preparing for Tirreno-Adriatico and the Ardenne Classics. He hasn't yet decided if he will race the Giro d'Italia or Tour de France saying, "The choice is still open. I'm training in order to prepare for only one of these two appointments, my friend and champion Contador recently asserted that is very difficult to be competitive in both races."

The team's first competition in Italy will be the Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria, February 11 and 12.

Photos: Lampre-ISD training courtesy Roberto Sardelli , used with permission, photos ©

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1 comment:

  1. Nice report, I remember asking for something like this back in the fall. Thanks!